Well, I don’t know about you but I have finally activated Hibernation Mode and have begun, once again, to ration my ‘Mish goes into the city’ evenings. Sometimes the never-asleep city of Hong Kong gets too much and, right now, I’m certainly experiencing one of those times.
At the end of August I indulged in a cheeky online book haul, and now that all of the books have finally arrived, I’m 100% prepared to read myself into a book coma.
I opted for a real mix of fiction and non-fiction titles for this year’s autumn book haul, so I thought I’d share my seven picks with you all today…
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
I’m a self-professed Murakami addict and so I’m surprised that I’d neither spotted or heard of The Strange Library before.
There wasn’t much to go off on Amazon, but in the end I decided to pick this up over some of his other work on my TBR list simply because I’m so intrigued by the concept. Is this supposed to be something more visual…? I can’t wait to get stuck into this one.
The Two of Us by Andy Jones
Well it wouldn’t truly be a Daisybutter book haul without a novel that was corny, predictable and romantic, would it? The Two of Us has been lurking on my Goodreads TBR list for absolutely ages.
I’m imagining this will be a super easy Sunday morning read. I tend to race through romance novels in a matter of hours, given the chance!
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
One of my colleagues is obsessed with Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance at the moment. As I’m actively Not Dating for a while, I figured I’d hop firmly onto the MR bandwagon by picking a copy up for myself.
Modern Romance is a light-hearted witty non-fiction book that focuses heavily on love, romance and the element of modern dating. So far all I’ve seen of the book are Kindle screenshots (from aforementioned colleague!), so I’m incredibly excited to pack this one for an afternoon at the beach accompanied only by a blanket, my iPod and a cream soda.
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
I can’t quite believe I haven’t read Yes Please yet after its all-round success amongst the blogging crowd. (I just can’t resist the metaphorical bandwagons!)
Like I’ve previously mentioned, I’m usually a fan of general fiction, historical fiction or fantasy novels, but thousands of people can’t be wrong, right? Amy Poehler is such an inspirational, seemingly fascinating woman and I can’t wait to feel similarly inspired by this book and get back to my ‘yes girl!’ mindset after a handful of setbacks this year.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
I’ve wanted to read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before since it was featured on Lauren Conrad’s website a few months ago.
I don’t often read YA novels these days, but I’ve heard so many good things about this book and its sequels that I just had to get my hands on it for some light-hearted evening reading. I’m SO excited to read a book by and about an Asian women and I think the cover is so pretty too – definitely one that can double as a cheeky ol’ blog prop afterwards!
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Finally, I’m rounding off with a true classic in This Side of Paradise.
If you’ve spent just five minutes on Tumblr, then this novel will probably have already crossed your mind as it is frequently quoted. F. Scott Fitzgerald is truly one of the greats and has always managed to open my mind to places anew with his work. The American history that is woven throughout his novels never fails to pique my curiosity and prompt me to read even further afield.
Have you indulged in any new books recently? Share them below and let’s get into reading!